acetic anhydride

a·ce·tic an·hy·dride
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik an-hahy-drahyd, -drid]
    • /əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk ænˈhaɪ draɪd, -drɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-see-tik, uh-set-ik an-hahy-drahyd, -drid]
    • /əˈsi tɪk, əˈsɛt ɪk ænˈhaɪ draɪd, -drɪd/

Definitions of acetic anhydride words

  • noun acetic anhydride a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH3CO)2O 3
  • noun acetic anhydride a combustible, colorless liquid, (CH3CO)2O, that decomposes in water to form acetic acid: used in plastics and organic synthesis 3
  • noun acetic anhydride a colorless, pungent liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose. 1
  • noun acetic anhydride (organic chemistry) The acid anhydride of acetic acid, (CH3CO)2O. 0

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Origin of acetic anhydride

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80

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